US president Joe Biden: A  declaration would not carry any tangible penalties beyond humiliating Turkey and tainting its history with an inevitable comparison to the Holocaust. Photograph: Doug Mills/EPA

Joe Biden is expected to recognise the Armenian genocide, becoming the first US president to formally designate as such the killings that occurred mor(...)

Vardan Andreasyan (left, aged 12), and Gevorg Grigoryan (12), who were wounded in   shelling during clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, are  treated at a hospital in Nagorno-Karabakh’s main city of Stepanakert. Photograph: Areg Balayan/Pan Photo/Reuters

Azerbaijan’s defence ministry has announced a unilateral ceasefire against the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, but the claim was promptly rejec(...)